As in many aspects of design, the design aesthetic of kitchens varies region-to-region. A traditional look has long been the staple here in the Midwest, but slowly, homes are developing more of a contemporary feel with clean lines and simple styling.
Kitchen & Bath News, a trade publication for designers and remodelers, outlined the top trends in different regions of the United States in their October issue. Many different aspects of kitchen design were mentioned for each particular region, as briefly mentioned below, but across the board these trends appeared:
SIMPLE CABINET DESIGN
Shaker-style or clean lines for architectural aspects and doors has replaced highly ornamental trim work or ogee-paneled door faces.
GREY IS THE NEW BLACK
Multi-use spaces, integrating appliances into cabinetry, or employing an open floor plan allows the kitchen to be more than just an area to cook but a family and entertainment hub.
Designer: Nicolette Patton, AKBD NAR Fine Carpentry Carmichael, CA
- Grey, Grey Grey
- Simplistic Cabinet Styling
- Back-Painted Glass
Designer: Mary Kathryn Reese, v.p./ co-founder Kitchen Design Concepts Dallas, TX
- More Storage
- Enhanced Functionality
- Grey/Soft Blue
Designer: Daisy Fernandez, design director/senior associate Fullerton Group Architects Coral Gables, FL
- Showplace Kitchens
- Contemporary Use of Traditional Materials
- Use of light/More Men Participating in the Kitchen
Designer: Amir Ilin, President Küche+Cucina Kitchens and Fine Interiors, Paramus/Madison, NJ
- White Cabinetry with Darker Woods
- Simple Architectural Details
- Modern Design Style
Designer: Jean-Claude Desjardins Belle Kitchen Design Build, Minneapolis, MN
- Contemporary Design
- LED Lighting
- Integrated Appliances
If you are planning a kitchen renovation, or are building a new home, and would like help bringing in the current trends, contact us today to schedule a consultation!